The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) will host its first ever coaching course for participating Taekwondo Coaches in Maiduguri, Northeast of the country. The workshop for coaches is scheduled to hold from October 14th to 15th, 2017.
The NTF board led by Margaret Binga during her inauguration last August promised to take the sport to the nooks and crannies of the country. The NTF will also take the opportunity to visit IDP camps in line with the recent charter signed by the Federation with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), a major project of World Taekwondo (WT)
In a chat with aclsports.com, the Technical Director NTF, Chika Chukwumerije said “some parts of the country have no access to coaching courses, hence the need start this process”.
The Olympic bronze medalist revealed the current board is trying to restructure the coaching department in order to meet up with international standards.
He said; “Training and re-training of coaches and referees is one of the priorities of the Binga led board. There is urgent need to carry along coaches from other regions of the country”.
After the Maiduguri trip, the NTF train will move to Abakaliki, Ebonyi state for another round of coaching seminar from October 21st to 22nd. Markurdi, Benue state venue is holding on October 28th to 29th 2017 and that will be the last.
Meanwhile, NTF Board has commiserated with the World Taekwondo Federation over the passing of its founding Father, Dr Un Yong Kim who was also the former Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee.